PDP Governor Prepares to Vacate Office and 11 Other Top Stories of the Week

PDP Governor Prepares to Vacate Office and 11 Other Top Stories of the Week

News reports in Nigeria for the week of April 17-23 contained some interesting topics ranging from current affairs, politics, and security among others.

Legit.ng has compiled below some of the reports which got the most attention of readers.

PDP governor prepares to vacate office and 11 other top stories of the week

1. Nigerian Governor Prepares to Vacate Office, Moves out of Government House

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has disclosed that he has moved out of the government house in preparation to vacate office when his tenure ends in 2023.

According to The Nation, Wike told his audience at a child dedication ceremony in Abuja, that he knows some political forces will come after him when he leaves office.

2. FG suspends Pastor Adeboye’s helicopter from flying, gives reason for action

A private helicopter belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG) has reportedly been grounded at the Lagos airport by the Nigerian government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

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According to investigations by The Sunday Punch, the aircraft, AgustaWestland AW139 chopper, with registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from flying over two weeks ago.

3. Chad's President Deby is Dead, Army Announces, Reveals Cause of His Death

Idriss Deby, the president of Chad, is dead. An Army spokesman whose name was not mentioned said on Tuesday, April 20, that the president died of injuries suffered on the frontline, Al Jazeera reported.

The news media noted that Derby's death came a day after he won a sixth term as the country's election results were just released on Monday, April 19.

4. List: US Issues Fresh Travel Advisory, Warns Citizens to Avoid 14 Nigerian States, Gives Reasons

The United States has released a fresh travel advisory, warning its citizens not to travel to 14 out of the 36 states in Nigeria due to various security concerns.

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The travel advisory issued on Tuesday, April 20, placed Nigeria on Level 3, implying that the US citizens are advised to reconsider travelling to Nigeria.

5. Nigerian Governor Finally Discloses Who Are Responsible for Attacks in Southeast Region

The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has said the attacks on police formations in the southeast zone are carried out by criminals and bandits.

Umahi made the statement on Tuesday, April 20, in Abakaliki, the state capital, The Cable reported.

6. Dino Melaye Speaks on Yahaya Bello's Chances of Becoming Nigeria's President in 2023

A former member of the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has thrown a jibe at Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, his political archrival, saying he cannot be Nigeria’s president.

Governor Bello is one of the Nigerian politicians who has been widely reported to be interested in succeeding President Muhammdu Buhari in 2023.

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7. BREAKING: After FG Suspended his Chopper, Pastor Adeboye Storms Enugu in Private Jet, Governor Shares Photos

Hours after it was confirmed that the private helicopter of Pastor Enoch Adeboye was suspended from flying, the famous Christian cleric was said to have stormed Enugu state on Sunday, April 18, in a private jet.

Adeboye, who arrived at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport on Sunday, was received by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

8. Alleged Extremism: FG Opens up on Calls for Isa Pantami’s Resignation

The federal government has for the first time reacted to the allegations that the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, made statements in the past which supported extremist groups.

The government’s reaction was contained in statements made by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, after a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, April 21.

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9. Why I'm in pain, Pastor Adeboye reveals, visits another Nigerian Governor, Photos Emerge

The recent attacks on and even abduction of traditional rulers in Nigeria have forced Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to make some pronouncement on the nation's insecurity menace.

Adeboye, during his visit to Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Saturday, April 17, said it is sad and disheartening that criminals do not have regard for traditional institutions anymore.

10. NIN: FG finally lifts ban on SIM registration, announces new date

The federal government has approved the activation of new SIM registration with a mandatory National Identity Number (NIN).

Nigerian Tribune reports that the approval is in line with the revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM card registration.

11. List: Massive Tragedy Hits APC as 5 Party Chieftains Die Suddenly

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According to The Sun, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stated that the late party members were elected councillors on the platform of the party.

Teslim Folarin, a former senator condoled with the Oyo state councillors’ forum over the tragedy.

12. Panic as Popular Nigerian Pastor is Found Dead in Church

There was panic in the Nyanya-Jikwoyi area of Abuja when a popular pastor in the vicinity, Emeka Evans Unaegbu, was found dead in his church.

Sources told Sahara Reporters that the clergyman who was conducting a lone vigil a night before was discovered on Wednesday morning, April 14, on the premises of the church lifeless.

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